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Olbermann Highlights McGovern, Rumsfeld

Posted on May 7, 2006
Olbermann shows McGovern_Rumsfeld confrontation

Keith Olbermann presents the uncut version of CIA veteran Ray McGovern’s confrontation with Donald Rumsfeld. The MSNBC host uses Rumsfeld’s own words to throw his lies back in his face—with the help of Newsweek writer Richard Wolffe.


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By, September 18, 2006 at 9:20 am Link to this comment
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Hello, I was in the army, we put on protective gear because we were ordered to put it on.

Of course, he was not in the military, how could he know about ORDERS.

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By Linda Dobrin, September 18, 2006 at 9:09 am Link to this comment
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i sent this letter to the White House and posting a copy here:

What a bunch of CRAP Rumsfeld et al is handing out: lies, lies, lies.  You people who are working at the WH should be so ashamed of yourselves.

Thank God, that all of you liars will be held responsible when you have to face judgement after your deaths.  I know that God will not allow you into his Kingdom.  Liars and thieves, that is what this administration is and most of the Republican party is.  I do have respect for John McCain and John Warner, however.

My Lord, Jesus Christ, would turn over your money changing tables if he were in the WH, I know that.  Your administration just keeps telling lies upon lies upon lies.  Read the 8th Commandment, liars all.

You are the revisionist society of 1984.  Remember that book which was required reading in high school.  If you haven’t read it, now is the time.

Thank God, for people who started  I am sure that is why you want to limit access to the internet.  We Americans do not get the honest reports by the free media, that is why we have to look for answers on the web.  You want to be revisionists with no fact check by imposing a fee, tax, so that we will have to pay for the truth.  The Bush administration certainly will not give it to us. 

First of all, I could not believe you were blaming Saddam Hussein for WTC implosions in 2001, he had nothing to do with it.  “What,” I kept saying to myself.  I just kept saying, next election we will get Bush out, but no, Bush whined to Ohians, “I need your help!”  Although I believe the elections where rigged in Ohio, that is the state that pulled you over Kerry.  Kerry should definitely have won.  No, four more miserable years with this administration. 

I keeping praying, “God help us get out from under this administration’s doom.”

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By Tony Wicher, May 18, 2006 at 10:35 am Link to this comment
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Peggy Sapphire said:

No more festival-like rallies on sunny days, between the police-designated barriers which make no difference and change no minds.
It is time to inhabit the People’s House: march up the steps of the Halls of Congress and into the offices of each of our Representatives, to demand they uphold their oath to the US Constitution: draw Articles of Impeachment for Bush and Cheney. NOW IS THE TIME.

I say,


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By lifewriter, May 9, 2006 at 10:50 pm Link to this comment
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It really makes you wonder why a former CIA vet, and not a member of the press hasn?t jumped on this topic?and I think what we?ve seen, with Colbert last week and this latest infraction, is something of an apparent sea change at work here in the media.  Olbermann?s oblivion on this topic is like a parent wondering, some 2 years later, where their child has run off to, they?d last been seen in the bathtub.  The people who?d stood up to Rumsfeld, in the face of certain eviction, and perhaps incarceration, knew what they were getting into. They as well as McGovern deserve our applause, and act as beacons for others to follow.

But I?m inclined to believe that that McGovern (great name for you McDonald?s fans, by the way) did not know that others in the crowd would be so willing to strike Rumsfeld with such lethal blows?this was a PR nightmare for the Bush Administration, and offered us a rare glimpse into the how very orchestrated events like these normally are.  In a ?To the Point? interview, aired Friday on NPR, McGovern stated that he?d had to use every trick in his CIA tradecraft (plus 40 bucks) to get a ticket to this event, in order to do the work that the media hadn?t done, or wouldn?t do.
Listen to this 10 minute interview, it?s pretty illuminating.  Many other veteran intelligence officers have stood in alliance with McGovern. There?s this too:

Perhaps more illuminating in it?s absence than in it?s presence is the fact that the Bush / Rumsfeld regime has successfully stayed off the answer to the question, the ?direct rebuttal? for so many years.  In doing so, they?d secured their profitable contracts, deployed on the Iraqis the same deadly uranium-tipped armour piercing munitions that are slowly killing Croats a decade later,
(see  and most importantly, they’ve allowed this entire operation to migrate into the passive subconscious of the American media without so much as a question mark.  The New York Times only covered the story after McGovern?s unwavering concern, and more than that, the lack of scrutiny that the Stephanopolous interview underwent (George S, why no curious followup??) only furthers the theory that our Media isn?t just run by the Fox News pundits, it?s published by them. 

Think back to those redheaded twins that censored Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam, and extrapolate that 50 years forward.  That?s what we, and the rest of the world, are up against now.  And it?s exactly that type of control that we?ve inadvertently relinquished which will be our inevitable end, if we don?t wake up out of this stupor.  Good Luck, America.  Anybody for another latte?

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By Hilding Lindquist, May 9, 2006 at 5:44 am Link to this comment
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Ain’t it great though ... our nation ... when we can have people like Keith Olbermann, Ray McGovern, Stephen Colbert ... the line of greatness goes back and through the signers of our Declaration of Independence, who signed their names below these words:

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

We really are a great people. We can take our nation back from the Bush bozos.

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By Marty, May 8, 2006 at 1:51 pm Link to this comment
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Pick up a copy of the new book “Overthrow” by Stephen Kinzer to get caught up on what the U.S. government has been up to for the past 50 years or so.  Your eyes will bug out.

A great site:

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By Peggy Sapphire, May 8, 2006 at 7:57 am Link to this comment
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There is simply nothing more powerful than speaking truth to power: unflinching and uncompromising, un-intimidated by the arrogrant (i.e. Rumsfeld,etc.)and unwilling to tolerate the lies, incompetence and immorality of the Bush Administration: Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld,Rove,Gonzales, next Gen. Michael Hayden.
No more festival-like rallies on sunny days, between the police-designated barriers which make no difference and change no minds.
It is time to inhabit the People’s House: march up the steps of the Halls of Congress and into the offices of each of our Representatives, to demand they uphold their oath to the US Constitution: draw Articles of Impeachment for Bush and Cheney. NOW IS THE TIME.

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By Paul, May 7, 2006 at 7:48 pm Link to this comment
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It’s fantastic for McGovern to put it to Rumsfeld like that. What’s shocking is that even today with hindsight showing us all what bs the Bush admin was feeding us about so many things, Rumsfeld seemed to still get applauses for his blatantly disingenuous rhetoric. Either people are still trying to save their asses and sweep the dirty deeds swiftly under the rug or they so heartedly love war that they’ll spin their spiel any which way to keep their own ship straight and steady. It’s disgraceful as an American to hear this crap again and again coming from them, but I guess it’ll never be any different. It’s astonishing to find that the previous President of the US underwent all that impeachment stuff for a half-assed pass at adultery and a guy who’s responsible for the loss of tens of thousands of lives by horrific, unnatural actions has been charged with nada. Why doesn’t America stop sitting fearfully in the pocket of Washington’s power class and tell those in the White House to go f**k themselves if they’re going to keep thinking we should pay taxes to keep their destructive agendas rolling on. It’s bad enough that we’ve got the hall of Congress full of people who wouldn’t send their OWN offspring to don an army suit for Uncle Sam. Tell them that if they want to obliterate any chance of peace in the Middle East, go fight their war themselves. I want someone who’s as respecting of others as him- or herself in the Oval Office. Trigger-happy officials have no place being in charge of the world’s largest or most powerful ANYTHING. Let’s start seeing the guys in Washington’s most powerful seats not as members of the civil services. Let’s see them for what they are right now in reality: Criminals.

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